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Statement from Minister MacAulay on Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Agriculture Annual Conference

Posted July 22, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, today issued the following statement regarding the annual conference of federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) Ministers of Agriculture.

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Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers Set the Direction for the Next Agricultural Framework

Posted July 22, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) Ministers of Agriculture today concluded their annual conference with Ministers issuing the Calgary Statement ― representing a consensus among Ministers regarding the key priorities to develop th…

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Federal, Provincial, Territorial Ministers’ of Agriculture Wrap-Up Annual Conference

Posted July 21, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The meeting of federal, provincial and territorial Agriculture Ministers will wrap-up with remarks to be delivered by this year’s co-chairs, federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Alberta Minister of Agriculture Oneil Carlier.

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Achieving Growth Through Development of Canadian Beef Markets

Posted July 20, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Canadian Beef has built a reputation as being some of the tastiest and best quality beef in the world.

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Minister of Agriculture Visits Southern Ontario to Engage with Stakeholders on Key Agricultural Priorities

Posted July 8, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay was in southern Ontario this week seeking input on the next agricultural policy framework and other key agricultural issues.

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Market Successfully Restored for Canadian Beef Exports to Taiwan

Posted July 8, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, today announced that Taiwan has lifted its temporary ban on Canadian beef, effective July 8, 2016.

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Avian influenza confirmed on farm in Southern Ontario

Posted July 7, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Preliminary testing by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of H5 avian influenza on a duck farm near St. Catharines, Ontario as a low pathogenic subtype.

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Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Invests in Wine Grape Research in Nova Scotia

Posted July 7, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Scott Brison, President of the Treasury Board, on behalf of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay today announced $400,000 to support a wine grape research program at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Kentville Research…

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New crop year reminders for Eastern producers and industry

Posted June 30, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian Grain Commission reminds the grain industry and producers about a grain grading change that comes into effect on July 1, 2016 in eastern Canada.

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The Forum of Labour Market Ministers to hold consultations on labour market transfer agreements

Posted June 28, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Federal, provincial and territorial Ministers reinforced their commitment to collaborate on key opportunities and challenges facing the Canadian workforce and agreed to work together to conduct broad-based consultations on the annual $3 billion investm…

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Canada Gains New Access to the Turkish Market for Canadian Cattle

Posted June 27, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, announced today that the Government of Canada has opened new market access for Canadian breeding cattle to T…

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Government of Canada Invests in Gluten-Free Awareness

Posted June 25, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Member of Parliament for St. John’s East, Nick Whalen, on behalf of Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister, Lawrence MacAulay, announced today an investment of over $500,000 for the Canadian Celiac Association to help increase awareness and enhance access to Canadian sources of gluten-free grains.

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New Biosecurity Standard helps protect Canadian horses

Posted June 20, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Simple ways for owners and handlers to protect horses from disease

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Innovative mill stimulates growth in Canada’s organic grains sector

Posted June 16, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Parliamentary Secretary Jean-Claude Poissant, on behalf of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, today extends his congratulations to the Meunerie Milanaise Inc. (La Milanaise) on the official opening of their new state-of-the-a…

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Full List of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Infrastructure Investment Projects

Posted June 16, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

This project will replace aging or obsolete equipment at the Pilot Plant, which directly supports the food processing industry by providing facilities to support innovation.

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Government of Canada infrastructure Investments Strengthen Science Capacity

Posted June 16, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Whether it means safe, high quality food on the table or jobs to support families, a strong and prosperous agriculture sector benefits everyone.

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Government of Canada extends provisions for rail in the <em>Canada Transportation Act</em>

Posted June 15, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, and the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, today announced that the Government of Canada is postponing for one year the repeal of certain provisions of the Canada Tra…

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Provincial and Federal Governments Investing Over $1.6 Million in Craft Beer Sector

Posted June 14, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

To kick off Craft Beer Week, the Ontario government and the Government of Canada are investing over $1.6 million in the projects of 20 craft breweries across Ontario to help them expand operations and to continue to grow the province’s craft beer indu…

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Government of Canada Supports Emerging Technologies for Global Food Security

Posted June 14, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada, announced funding of $15,000 to support the University of Saskatchewan’s Global Institute for F…

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Federal investment will help Manitoba farmers predict the effects of flood and drought on farmland

Posted June 13, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay announced today an investment of over $1.1 million for the Manitoba Forage and Grassland Association to develop a hydrology model of the Assiniboine River Basin that will help predict the effects of …

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Celebrating B.C. Agri-food Success

Posted June 6, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Growing Forward 2 is a five-year agreement that provides a $3-billion, federal-provincial-territorial government investment in innovation, competitiveness and market development.

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Minister MacAulay attends G20 Agricultural Ministers’ Meeting in China

Posted June 3, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, participated in the G20 Agricultural Ministers’ Meeting in Xi’an, China today, where Ministers supported the adoption of the G20 Agriculture Ministers’ Meeting Declaration.

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Statement on Canadian Dairy Farmers Rally on Parliament Hill

Posted June 2, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Our government is proud to strongly support Canada’s supply management system, dairy farmers, and the entire Canadian dairy industry.

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Naber Specialty Grains Ltd.: producers invited to make claims

Posted June 1, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, acting Chief Commissioner, Jim Smolik announced that the Canadian Grain Commission is commencing the claims process to compensate producers who were not paid for their grain deliveries by Naber Specialty Grains Ltd.

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Government of Canada Signs International Arrangements for Mutual Support in the Event of an Animal Disease Outbreak

Posted May 23, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, on the margins of the World Organisation for Animal Health’s (OIE’s) 84th General Session, Canada has signed three arrangements with the purpose of maintaining safe and fair trade of animals and animal products in the event of animal disease out…

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Collaborative Research Project in Support of Sustainable Aquaculture

Posted May 20, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

New Brunswick Southwest Member of Parliament Karen Ludwig representing Hunter Tootoo, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and the Hon.Rick Doucet, Minister of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries for the province of New Brunswi…

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Deadline extended for input on licensing consultation

Posted May 20, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian Grain Commission is extending the comment period on its proposals to license producer railway car loading facilities, agents, and feed mills. Stakeholders now have until August 31, 2016 to submit input.

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Canadian Nominated to Protect World Plant Health

Posted May 11, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Canada’s leadership in international plant protection receives recognition with the election of Marie-Claude Forest, a leading expert on international phytosanitary standards at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, to the Bureau of the Commission on Ph…

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Overview of the Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food System

Posted May 9, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian agriculture and agri-food system is a complex and integrated supply chain that includes input and service suppliers, primary producers, food and beverage processors, food retailers and wholesalers and foodservice providers.

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Canada and Ontario Investing in Beverage Processor in Brampton Supporting Growth in Ontario’s Food and Beverage Processing Sector

Posted May 9, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The federal and provincial governments are investing in a Brampton beverage processor, providing new opportunities for the local economy and growing Ontario’s food and beverage processing sector.

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Minister of Agriculture Seeking Input on the Current and Next Agricultural Policy Framework

Posted May 9, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay today announced a website designed to seek feedback from stakeholders that will help shape the development of the next agricultural policy framework.

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Report Highlights Agriculture Sector’s Strong Contributions to the Canadian Economy

Posted May 9, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada today released the Overview of the Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food System, an annual report that provides historical data on the state of the sector. The report indicates that the Canadian agriculture and agri-food s…

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Canada Finalizes New Agreement for Exportation of Untreated Sawn Wood to Australia

Posted May 9, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Australia’s Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) have established a national certification program that ensures untreated Canadian sawn wood can continue to be exported to Australia.

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Backgrounder: Science Behind Canadian Untreated Sawn Wood Certification Program

Posted May 9, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian Untreated Sawn Wood certification program was developed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) with the technical support of scientists with the Canadian Forest Service (CFS) of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan).

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Compensation available to property owners to assist with tree replanting efforts

Posted May 4, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Compensation is now available for eligible property owners whose trees are ordered removed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) for the Asian longhorned beetle.

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Minister MacAulay and Minister Freeland to discuss Government of Canada’s commitment to the Canadian dairy industry

Posted May 3, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, along with Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Jean-Claude Poissant and members…

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Statement by Government of Canada on dairy industry and Canada-European Union trade deal

Posted May 2, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, today issued the following statement on the Government of Canada’s commitment to the Canadian dairy industry:

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Grading tables for new wheat classes take effect August 1, 2016

Posted April 27, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian Grain Commission will adopt primary and export grade determinant tables for the new Canada Northern Hard Red and Canada Western Special Purpose wheat classes on August 1, 2016 as recommended by the Western Standards Committee.

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Minister MacAulay concludes Mission to Japan and South Korea

Posted April 26, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay concluded an agricultural trade mission to Japan and South Korea today where he was joined by representatives from the Canadian meat, grain and oilseed sectors to emphasize the mutual importance o…

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Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay to Discuss Trade Mission to Japan and South Korea

Posted April 25, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

On Tuesday, April 26, Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will be available for a media teleconference to speak about his trade mission to Japan, where he attended the G7 Niigata Agriculture Ministers’ Meeting, and South Korea.

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